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May 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of the led of the agency. steven miller, a 25 year veteran of the irs, and its acting commissioner for the past six months, will step down next month. earlier in the week attorney general eric holder announced a criminal investigation to determine where the laws were broken and so targeting the conservative group. the irs admits to the criminal targeting. three years after the complaints began, and probably only because the department of the treasury ordered by congress had investigated the matter and was on the verge of finally making public its findings. now congress is back in the act, big time. multiple hearings are now on the docket. the first was friday before the house ways and means committee, where the first to fall, acting commissioner steven miller was in the hot seat. >> first and foremost as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes we need and the poor service we provided. the effective organizations and the american public deserve better. >> i do not believe parts san ship motivated the people in gauged in the
May 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. that is just implausible. >> reporter: irs commissioner steven miller testified on friday that his technical advisor told him the name of the person responsible for targeting tea party and patriot groups but he said he doesn't remember it. there are two more hearings this week at which congress will try to get its answer. jim. >> sharyl, thank you. >> five numbers and the powerball. tonight it adds up to more than $590 million dollars. and the biggest powerball jackpot ever. a single ticket with the winning number was sold at a supermarket in zephyr hills florida. ashley porter is there. ashley? >>. >> reporter: well, jim, this wing ticket was bought at this publix in zephyr hills 30 miles outside of tampa. we don't know who the lucky winner is yet but even if this person wanted to come forward today to officially claim that prize, they couldn't. because the florida lottery office doesn't open until tomorrow. but once this person does come forward, they will be the winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots ever. and also the biggest single ticket payout in american history. now to give y
May 19, 2013 10:30am EDT
by getting those out in public. >> schieffer: you were one of the first to demand the firing of steven miller, the acting head of the i.r.s. do you think more needs to be done on that front? >> i do. i wrote to the commissioner of the i.r.s. and-- because i got constituent inquiries from houston, waco, and san antonio, some tea party groups there, who thought they were being unfairly targeted back in 2010 and 2011. and what we know now is the i.r.s., including mr. miller, lied to congress, lied to me, more importantly, lied to the american people and saying there was no such political targeting going on. >> schieffer: well, from what you know about it now, do you think this was something that was just generated within the i.r.s. or do you think they were acting on orders from somebody else? well, that's where i think the culture or the environment that the administration has created here, that it's okay to cover things up, it's okay to intimidate your political adversaries is important. you've been around bureaucracies a long time as i have, and bureaucratics don't take risk unless they have
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